Nada Marie Anid, Ph.D., is vice president for Strategic Communications and External Affairs, a new office created by New York Tech in May 2018 dedicated to articulating New York Tech's mission as a premier polytechnic that fosters technology innovation and entrepreneurship.
A results-oriented leader with astute business acumen, Anid served as the first female dean of the NYIT School of Engineering and Computing Sciences since 2009. As dean, she spearheaded the creation of New York Tech's NSA/DHS National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education, its federally and state-funded Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation Center (ETIC), and its Empire State Development's Division of Science, Technology, and Innovation (NYSTAR)-certified business incubator. She also led the overhaul of the school's academic offerings and research facilities, and the recruitment of outstanding faculty in the areas of cybersecurity and IT, bioengineering, and clean energy and water. Under her tenure, the school forged new community ties and partnerships, created undergraduate honors and research programs, increased its enrollment, and produced unprecedented research output. Globally, she led the U.S.-China EcoPartnership with Peking University, which was sponsored by the U.S. State Department, and the Pathways for Cleaner Production in the Americas projects with seven higher education institutions across Latin America.
Long an advocate for women pursuing education and career opportunities in STEM fields, Anid's efforts in this area include her recent book, The Internet of Women: Accelerating Culture Change, a "Salon Talk" interview on Silicon Valley's gender culture for Salon.com, and opinion articles in Forbes, Fox, University Business, and the Huffington Post, among others. In March 2019, Anid was instrumental in launching the Women’s Corporate Council, a group of female leaders whose goal it is to empower and inspire others within the New York Tech community and beyond. The council’s initial areas of focus include addressing mentoring and career development opportunities; work/life balance; network development; research on gender studies; and discussions on how to address cross-cultural and unconscious bias and bridging the gender gap.
She is also the recipient of numerous awards, including the Long Island Software and Technology Network (LISTnet) Diamond Award, which recognizes her significant contributions toward the advancement of women in technology on Long Island and her professional achievements in the technology field. In 2015, she received a 100 Inspiring Women in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. Long Island Business News three times named her as one of the Top 50 Most Influential Women in Business in recognition of her achievements in workforce and economic development.
Anid serves as chair of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Public Affairs and Information Committee (PAIC) and is a member of the Managing Board of the Institute for Sustainability of AIChE. She also is a member of the Board of Directors of LISTnet, the Riverdale Nature Preservancy, and the Girl Scouts of Nassau County. Additionally, she is an active member of the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) and its Public Policy, Diversity, Data, and K–12 committees; the New York Academy of Sciences; the Long Island Regional Economic Development Council's Education and Workforce Committee; the Long Island STEM Hub; and the New York State STEM Education Collaborative.
Anid is an accomplished scholar and expert reviewer for the federal government and several engineering journals. She is a member of the editorial advisory board of the Journal of Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy and served as guest editor of its January 2018 issue on the Food Energy Water Nexus.
She earned her Ph.D. in environmental engineering from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), and bachelor's and master's degrees in chemical engineering from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. She is among the first engineers to study the role of vitamin B12 and other organometallic coenzymes in the dechlorination of important toxic molecules such as carbon tetrachloride and polychlorinated biphenyls.
Recent Articles, Op-Eds, and Other Bylined Materials
- University Business: "We Need a GI Bill for Cyber Skills at the College Level,” (October 2018).
- The Chronicle of Higher Education: "Women and Power in the Academy,” (February 2018).
- Facebook Live: "Women, Technology, and Art,” (October 2017).
- Salon: "Women Respond to Silicon Valley Men’s Rights Advocates,” (September 2017).
- SWE Magazine: "Podcast: Women Engineering Deans," (Fall 2017).
- SWE Magazine: "Navigating Your Engineering Career," (September 2017).
- Insight Into Diversity: STEM Dean Roundtable," (August 2015).
- Forbes: Op-Ed “Fighting for STEM Women in the Age of Trump,” (May 25, 2017).
- The New York Times Letter to the Editor: "Women Who Choose Engineering," (May 6, 2015).
- Innovate LI: "Debrief: Nada Anid, NYIT," (April 2015).
- The Corridor Journal of Strategic Alliances Special Issue on Sustainable Energy and the Environment: "Energy and Sustainability Inspire Next Generation," (Spring 2015).
- Women’s Corporate Council
- FEW Workshop: Food, Energy, and Water Nexus in Sustainable Cities, CBET-Environmental Sustainability Program, National Science Foundation.
- Training and Research Programs at the Cybersecurity Research Center at New York Tech and StartUp NY Facility (New York and Abu Dhabi Campuses.) Northrop Grumman Corporation.
- UTRC Education and Technology Transfer: New York Tech Proposal for a Transportation Innovation Series, Region II University Transportation Research Center, Region II.
- Collaborative Research: A Novel, Multidisciplinary, Multi-campus Undergraduate Minor in Energy Science, Technology and Policy project. National Science Foundation.
- U.S.-China EcoPartnership collaboration: "EcoPartnership on Groundwater Monitoring, Protection, and Training." with Peking University. U.S. Dept. of State Secretariat.
- "Pathway to Cleaner Production in the Americas" through Integration of Business, Engineering and Environmental Education. Illinois Institute of Technology, U.S. Higher Education for Development.
- Clean Water Matters: Challenges and Research Perspectives Workshop. Environmental Sustainability. National Science Foundation.
- Anid N., Panero M., Zheng C., Liu J. EcoPartnership on water quality management and conservation in the U.S. and China. Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy 2015; 7, 041516. DOI: 10.1063/1.4929535.
- Anid, N. "STEM Deans Roundtable," Insight to Diversity, October 2015.
- Anid N. "Energy and sustainability inspire next generation." The Corridor Journal of Strategic Alliances, Special Issue on Sustainable Energy and the Environment 2015.
- Anid N. Letter to the Editor. Women Who Choose Engineering. New York Times May 6, 2015.
- Anid N., Panero M. "Synthesis Report. Clean water matters: Challenges and research perspectives workshop." Prepared for the National Science Foundation in fulfillment of Award #1438644 – Clean Water Maters Workshop in Beijing, China, Apr. 18, 2015.
- Ashton W., Hurtado Martin M.; Anid N., Khalili N., Panero M., McPherson S. "Pathways to cleaner production in the Americas: Bridging industry-academia gaps in the transition to sustainability." Journal of Cleaner Production 2015; Elsevier Publishing, manuscript #S-15-04263.
- Ashton W., Khalili N. et al (including Anid N.) "Educational initiatives towards a sustainable transition." Proceedings of the Fifth International Workshop on Advances in Cleaner Production, Brazil, May 20-22, 2015.
- Billis S., Anid N. "To Flip or not to Flip." EDULEARN 15. Proceedings, 7th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies. ISBN: 978-84-606-8243-1 / ISSN: 2340-1117; Publisher: IATED.
- McPherson S., Anid N. "Experiential learning: Lessons learned from higher education programs for cleaner production in Latin America." Paper #31. Proceedings of the Fifth International Workshop on Advances in Cleaner Production, Brazil, May 20–22, 2015.
- McPherson S., Anid N., Ashton W., Hurtado-Martn M., Khalili N., Panero M. "Pathways to cleaner production in the Americas II: Applying a competency model to develop and evaluate student skills in the transition to sustainability." Journal of Cleaner Production 2015, Elsevier Publishing. October, 2015; manuscript #: D-15-03793.
Honors and Awards
- 2018: City and State New York recognition for protecting New York as one of New York’s most important thought leaders, innovators, and groundbreakers in the fields of cybersecurity, public safety, and security.
- 2016: Long Island Software and Technology Network’s Long Island Slugger Award (LISA), 20th Year Anniversary Long Island Tech All Star.
- 2016: CITYArts Gala Award for Making a Difference Through the Arts.
- 2015: Queens Courier Long Island Power Women in Business Award for contributions to the Nassau and Long Island communities.
- 2015: INSIGHT Into Diversity's "100 Inspiring Women in STEM Award."
- 2015: Make a Difference Award. Conferred by the Board of Directors of the American Foundation for Saint George Hospital. Fifth Annual Gala of the FSGH, Andrew Mellon Auditorium, Washington, D.C., November 7, 2015.
- 2015: Power Women in Business. Recognized at the Star Network Gala and Awarded the Queens Courier 2015 Long Island Power Women in Business Award for her special service and contributions to the New York and Long Island communities. Great Neck, N.Y., December 3, 2015.
- 2013: Long Island Business News' Hall of Fame.
- 2011–2013: Long Island Business News' Top 50 Most Influential Women in Business.
- 2010: Long Island Software and Technology Network (LISTnet) Diamond Award.
- 2010: Science Museum of Long Island's Advocate for Science and Technology Award.